I just noticed that on the Google Maps satellite view for STL, there's not a single Southwest plane at the East terminal. I thought maybe this was post-COVID but the parking lots are full so the imagery must be pre-COVID. The only SW plane I could find is one lining up for takeoff on 12R. Is there a...Jump to post
I didn’t really understand it either. Seems like a lot of money for something they may never use. Unless they have some charters that plan to use it and are going to help pay for it or something. Perhaps on hand for diversions that don't fit at a gate/ airport equipment cannot support push back aft...Jump to post
Still don't get why people try to do this while in the air: AA2300 DFW-ORD diverts due to PAX trying to open door. https://www.kmov.com/news/passenger-tried-to-open-door-during-american-airlines-flight-diverted/article_80c99842-5dc3-11ea-9641-a3f451c3b8b3.html I guess what made me excited is that I...Jump to post
TWA902fly wrote:Korean Air even operates A330's into VVO regularly.
I know I should probably get used to the idea of long haul flights on narrowbodies because they're going to become more common, but I really hope it's BA since they'd use a widebody (I'd assume a 787) on the route. I know range isn't an issue, and the seats are theoretically just as comfortable (or ...Jump to post
A buddy of mine is a 777 pilot for AC and says that the flights between small and medium sized cities and YYZ are really designed to feed international long haul. If they can get some companies to pay inflated prices for STL-YYZ, even better. Must be working because my employer's paid for a few of m...Jump to post
A DL 777 from Shanghai to ATL just diverted and landed at STL. Sounds like it is medical. Hope the passenger is okay, but damn, I work right under the approach for the 30s and just missed it by a half hour, it would've been right over my head if I was walking to my car at that time. My BIL has fami...Jump to post
Would they be permitted to travel the 30-40km into the city for the day or is that a sabbath no no as well Who is "they"? The passengers? It depends on how religious they are. I'm Jewish, but I'll drive on Saturday to a restaurant and eat ribs or a double bacon cheeseburger, so if it were...Jump to post
So who is going to investigate? Obviously the NTSB and Boeing aren't. I highly doubt anyone from another country's aviation investigation bureaus wants to travel to Tehran right now. And there's not a chance in hell Iran has the knowledge or experience to investigate this, not that I'd expect them t...Jump to post
Am I supposed to feel sorry for the Cowboys here? I despise AA, but we've all been delayed, stuck in airports for hours and hours, or been outright canceled and sent to a crappy airport hotel with 8 dollars in meal vouchers if we're lucky. I once spent 9 hours hanging around DTW until the wee hours ...Jump to post
Does anyone know why WN’s international flights depart from the international gates? I was on STL-CUN today and we departed from E31. Thought maybe it was a coincidence, but I checked the history on FlightAware and it always departs from the intl gates, even though the inbound A/Cs arrive from domes...Jump to post
Did she get into his cockpit too?Jump to post
Diversion. I was wondering why a pax 744 would be coming to STL. It isn't a diversion. It is coming into town to take the WWE wrestlers, workers, etc to Saudi Arabia for their Thursday event. They have an office here? I think there was a WWE event here. According to Ric Flair's Twitter, it appears ...Jump to post
1 reported dead. Only the second part 121 fatality since Colgan.
Always wondered where WN comes from, anyone know?Jump to post
Hey All, Another interested night in the ORD region. There’s been a steady line of t-storms throughout the city for the past 4+ hours (or so its seemed) There’s been some interesting flight routes into ORD this evening but I was most surprised at AA3128, MEI to ORD that flew all the way west to Sal...Jump to post
Can you expand on these difference you speak of? It’s an entirely different kind of flying. I don't know where you came up with that idea but it remains the same kind of flying regardless of who owns the airplane. Maybe something is getting lost in the translation here? 6 years and 3,000 posts on a...Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:Erebus wrote:Yeah they can, but it might be an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.
Can you expand on these difference you speak of?
Dieuwer wrote:So in those movies where you see both pilots incapacitated, a passenger who never flew a plane get up and lands the plane with help from the tower, is a load of nonsense.
I love White Castle. However, I am not sure they have a place in airports. The Southern version of White Castle, Krystal had an ATL location for years. The fact that its no longer there may tell you something! Though I have no reliable information of why Krystal left ATL, lease was up maybe? If you...Jump to post
I was on some delayed UA flights last month and the cabin crew checked my gate assignments for me using an iPad or similar device. They were able to check my connecting flights. Not ACARS I presume? They were using the in flight WiFi, you could've checked it too. Every airline with WiFi that I've e...Jump to post
Yay, 500 more people in west county. In all seriousness though, this was a good announcement and only puts us one step closer. One step closer to TATL? According to Boyd we aren't even on the radar. :!: https://www.aviationplanning.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Top12-International-Growth.png I thi...Jump to post
Over on FT saw DL 1870 SEA-ATL (752) diverted to STL the other day after a depressurization issue at FL370. That's quite the emergency decent. Landed on 24, according to AV Herald. http://avherald.com/h?article=4ca11030&opt=0 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1870/history/20190706/1440ZZ/K...Jump to post
Interesting how "intl growth" would depend on aircraft availability. Hasn't that been the case since day one for every airport in the world? Seems odd that they would say that They said they are at/near the top of the list for a few airlines but depends on aircraft availability. I would g...Jump to post
Imagine if that "brick" was in checked bags? "If your phone becomes lodged in your seat, don't move your seat because it can crack the battery and lead to fire" or something along those lines. Emirates in flight safety video. I believe the wording was because this can damage you...Jump to post
Damn, how did we miss the Queen making a visit to STL a couple weeks ago?
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PAC ... /KSTL/OETB
Any idea what a random cargo flight from STL to Saudi Arabia might’ve been carrying?
Wow that flight actually has passengers on it. If they wanted to AVOID Iranian airspace they could have flown via Saudi Arabia/Egyptian airspace into Greek EU airspace and overnight in FRA/MUC instead of HNL. That would have been MUCH faster. I was wondering that too. The 777 has the legs to get an...Jump to post
It was explained that it was hit by a baggage tug 3 weeks ago, employee was texting and driving. Damage was more extensive than expected (fuel and hydraulic lines) and was bought by DL's insurance company. Both engines currently removed. Sounds like a write-off. This info is from an ATL airport man...Jump to post
Do people really have nothing better to do than watch Flight aware for random diversions, then criticize how the airline handled it even though they weren't on the plane? There's a reason why Delta's dispatchers have that job and you don't. If you think you can do better, then send your resume to De...Jump to post
Came across a photo of the old Ambassador Lounge above C28 and C27 https://web.archive.org/web/20010611052918if_/http://www.cruisinaltitude.com:80/images/special/twb727lastflightstl/pigparty1stll.jpg Great find. That looks like it's an employee event. Was it before the lounge opened? I can't imagin...Jump to post
IIRC, the FIS at the end of C would require local pax to STL to still reclear TSA to re-enter the C concourse, and then exit to landside with domestic pax. Then presumably they’d have to re-check bags in FIS, only to reclaim them at the T1 belts. Unless they could build some long tunnel or walkway e...Jump to post
After work, I'm gonna have to pull the ATC recordings of their flight returning home and see if there's any fun comms between Blues Force One and ATC Comms with SWQ2386 were completely routine and professional. Nothing worth listening to. Was hoping ATC would welcome the champs home or do something...Jump to post
A while back someone had asked how HUX is sustainable. I wasted a lot of time today researching aviation and travel like a true a.netter when they have free time and apparently, there is a major subsidy program to increase tourism to Oaxaca, the state HUX is in, by the Mexican Federal Government to...Jump to post
To the best of my recollection, only Turkish Airlines and Plus Ultra are the only airlines left whose flight crews layover at CCS. Mind you they do not stay in Caracas proper, but in beach resorts near the airport. Today's situation is an extreme, but Caracas as a layover destination has been rough...Jump to post